5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Stigma reduction has always been a key part of suicide prevention, as negative views about individuals who have suicidal thoughts can be a big barrier to speaking up and help seeking. Yet suicide prevention centers, including Crisis Support Services of Alameda County, have historically been located in unidentified buildings and out-of-the-public sites.
This September, in celebration of Suicide Prevention Awareness month, and after 56 years of keeping our location confidential, CSS is kicking off a stigma reduction campaign titled “We Are Here” to add street signage to our building in Oakland. We want to show how proud we are of the work that we do and model that suicide prevention is an important part of our community. We would like to invite our community to an open house on Thursday, September 22, 2022 at our office at 6117 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Oakland from 5 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. for the unveiling of the new sign. Visit www.crisissupport.org/we-are-here. The open house is free but you need to register to attend.
We also would like to invite you to be a part of this campaign as a sponsor. Your company or a company you know well can sign up to be a sponsor to help underwrite the cost of the sign at CSS. All sponsors will be acknowledged through a plaque in the CSS lobby. For more information on sponsorship, send us an email at email@example.com